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    IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed

    Heard about this on a podcast this morning. A petaflop (FLoating point Operations Per Second) is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second. After petaflop come exaflop, zettaflop and yottaflop, each one 1,000 times greater than the prior one.

    [size=13pt]IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed[/size]

    By Michele Masterson, ChannelWeb
    2:06 PM EDT Mon. Jun. 09, 2008

    Beep beep! Sorry coyote, but you're still not wily enough to touch Roadrunner, IBM (NYSE:IBM)'s supercomputer, billed as the fastest in the world operating at 1 petaflop or 1,000 trillion calculations per second.

    To be housed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, IBM built Roadrunner for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to ensure the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. The supercomputer, named after New Mexico's state bird, will also be used for astronomy, energy, human genome science and climate change research.
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    Re: IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed

    I hate it when new technology comes out.

    Almost like "Keepin up with the Jones'" as everybody now believes the puter they have on thier desk needs to be replaced.

    More work for Marrdro and the minions.
    :'(
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    Re: IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hate it when new technology comes out.

    Almost like "Keepin up with the Jones'" as everybody now believes the puter they have on thier desk needs to be replaced.

    More work for Marrdro and the minions.

    :'(
    Haha, I doubt anyone will be replacing their home computers with this one...

    Technology is all good, but the smart thing to do is to usually wait a couple years before buying any new technology to wait for the price to decrease and the quality to increase considerably.


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    Re: IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hate it when new technology comes out.

    Almost like "Keepin up with the Jones'" as everybody now believes the puter they have on thier desk needs to be replaced.

    More work for Marrdro and the minions.

    :'(
    Mar, It's time to get a little selfish, time to upgrade your own cubicle to this:



    http://dvice.com/archives/2007/05/au...ators_work.php

    Or this:

    [img width=450 height=599]http://dvice.com/pics/NielsenDataCubicleMakeover.jpg[/img]

    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/06/the_worlds_most.php

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    Re: IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed

    "Bkfldviking" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hate it when new technology comes out.

    Almost like "Keepin up with the Jones'" as everybody now believes the puter they have on thier desk needs to be replaced.

    More work for Marrdro and the minions.

    :'(
    Mar, It's time to get a little selfish, time to upgrade your own cubicle to this:



    http://dvice.com/archives/2007/05/au...ators_work.php

    Or this:

    [img width=450 height=599]http://dvice.com/pics/NielsenDataCubicleMakeover.jpg[/img]

    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/06/the_worlds_most.php
    I have an interview tomorrow.
    Maybe I might vacate the cube for an office.
    I was an outside shot at getting the Lead position but it is now down to just 2 of us.

    Go figure.
    I will let you know.
    Maybe I will be one of the guys screaming for a new puter every time a new one comes out.
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    Re: IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed

    Test it for Roids.
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